Four former Bixby High School football players were charged Thursday for the rape of a teammate.
Colton Cable, Samuel Lakin and William Thomas, all 17; and Joe Wood, 16, each face one count of second-degree rape by instrumentation. Rogers County District Attorney Matt Ballard, acting as the special prosecutor in the case, charged the four teens as youthful offenders, a special classification for minors who commit serious crimes.
Second-degree rape by instrumentation can be punished by up to 15 years in prison.
The charges don't signal the end of the investigation.